Before the release of the Rajinikanth-starrer Kaala which is scheduled to release on 7th June, it has already surrounded itself in many controversies. But the team and producers of the film ‘Kaala’ can take a breath of relief as the Supreme Court of India has stated not to stay the release of the Rajini starrer film. “Everybody is anoxiously waiting for the release of the movie. We don’t want to interfere with its release,” Supreme Court gave its verdict about stopping the film’s release.
A vacation bench comprising of Justices A K Goel and Ashok Bhushan refused to entertain a plea by K S Rajashekaran, who sought an injunction against release of the movie. The petitioner has approached the SC against the May 16 order of the Madras High Court which has posted his plea against the release of the movie for hearing on June 16. The petitioner has claimed that his copyright-protected work’s story, scenes and songs were used by the producer of the movie without prior permission.
Earlier Kaala was to be released in Karnataka with security forces appointed in front of the Cinema Halls in Karnataka to stop any kind of violance and protests but the Karnataka High court had intervened on that decision and had banned completely from the release of the film much to fan’s disappointment.
The Karnataka the High Court asked the film not to release in the state. Stepping in Karnataka’s chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said that makers of the movie should avoid releasing it in the state “considering the situation”. He also said, “It is the government’s duty to respect the high court’s orders. However, my personal opinion, as a Kannadiga, in such situation where there is opposition, it is ideal if they will not release the movie.”
Earlier, due to protests of the Pro-Kannad activists about banning the film in the state of Karnataka due to the actor-turned-politician’s heavily debated comment on the Cauvery water sharing topic.
The Kaala’s actor Rajini also issued a message to the CM Kumaraswamy to provide security forces outside the theaters who wishes to release the film. In his message Rajini had said, “I understand HD Kumaraswamy’s situation. This is not good for Karnataka. When the film is released around the world, the Karnataka ban would highlight the issue (Cauvery water dispute)”.
Rajini in a press meeting in Chennai appealed to the Kannada groups and to the chief minister to ensure ‘Kaala’ has a smooth release. “I don’t see what was wrong in what I had said. I had said that Karnataka should comply with the directives of the Supreme Court. It is not right to demand a ban for this. The responsibility of the Film Chamber is to ensure that there’s no problem for distributors. It is not right that the Karnataka Film Chamber had also supported the ban,” he said.
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